ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C69.1

Malignant neoplasm of cornea

Diagnosis Code C69.1

ICD-10: C69.1
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of cornea
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of cornea
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C69.1

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Malignant neoplasms of eye, brain and other parts of central nervous system (C69-C72)
      • Malignant neoplasm of eye and adnexa (C69)

Information for Patients

Eye Cancer

Cancer of the eye is uncommon. It can affect the outer parts of the eye, such as the eyelid, which are made up of muscles, skin and nerves. If the cancer starts inside the eyeball it's called intraocular cancer. The most common intraocular cancers in adults are melanoma and lymphoma. The most common eye cancer in children is retinoblastoma, which starts in the cells of the retina. Cancer can also spread to the eye from other parts of the body.

Treatment for eye cancer varies by the type and by how advanced it is. It may include surgery, radiation therapy, freezing or heat therapy, or laser therapy.

  • After chemotherapy - discharge
  • Lacrimal gland tumor
  • Melanoma of the eye
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Understanding Chemotherapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • What to Know about Brachytherapy (A Type of Internal Radiation Therapy) - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)

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